Mr. Draffen and the former Janice Crass were married by the late Rev. Orville Easley at Brewers United Methodist Church on March 28, 1964.
Mrs. Draffen is the daughter of the late James and Peggy Crass. Mr. Draffen is the son of the late Dan and Lorene Draffen.
Robert retired from Teamsters Local #236 of Paducah. Janice retired from Lourdes Hospital of Paducah as a Registered Nurse.
The Draffens have three children, Mike Draffen, James Daniel (J.D.) Draffen and Donnie Crass and wife, Traci. They have four grandchildren, Camryn, Kylee and Kelsey Crass and Hayden Draffen, all of Benton.